Thatcher Ranked among top ten safest places to live

The Town of Thatcher has been listed among the ten safest cities in Arizona for 2019.

The list, compiled by, ranked Thatcher as number 3 safest place to live in Arizona. The list was compiled by analyzing 49 cities in Arizona with a population of more than 5,000, using the latest FBI crime data. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year. HomeSnacks used two criteria from the report:

  • Violent crimes per capita (murders, assaults, rapes, armed robberies)
  • Property crimes per capita (thefts, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts)

While Thatcher was ranked number three overall, it ranked number one in the category of violent crimes, with the lowest violent crime rate among the top ten. The number of property crimes in the town pushed it down to number three in the ranking. Here’s the top ten list:

  1. Florence
  2. Oro Valley
  3. Thatcher
  4. Paradise Valley
  5. Gilbert
  6. Somerton
  7. Sahuarita
  8. Buckeye
  9. Maricopa
  10. Surprise

This was the first year that Thatcher was eligible for the list, having just passed the 5,000 person threshold this year.